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What is the difference between a cyst and a skin tag?

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Dr. Aradhna Saxena
Dermatology
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In brief: Both Benign

Both are benign growths.
A cyst is a dilated hair follicle, while a skin tag is a piece of loose skin.

In brief: Both Benign

Both are benign growths.
A cyst is a dilated hair follicle, while a skin tag is a piece of loose skin.
Dr. Aradhna Saxena
Dr. Aradhna Saxena
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Dr. David Voron
Dermatology

In brief: See below

A cyst is a sac with an outer membrane and material within it.
A skin tag is an outgrowth of normal skin attached with a thin stalk.

In brief: See below

A cyst is a sac with an outer membrane and material within it.
A skin tag is an outgrowth of normal skin attached with a thin stalk.
Dr. David Voron
Dr. David Voron
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